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    The fact is that people do not talk, hear, se, touch, and taste in the ones and zeros of digital computer speak.In the above sentence, does "speak" means language? But I looked it up in the dictionary, "speak" can not be used as a noun.

    Can you explain it? Thank you.

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    Re: speak

    "Computer speak" means "the language of computers". You're right that "speak" on its own is not used as a noun but we sometimes add it to another word to mean "the language of XXX".

    "Tech speak" means "using technical words or jargon".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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